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Monday City Council: Budget, Levy, Privilege

Monday’s City Council meeting, 7:30pm, has on its agenda the approval of the 2017 budget and tax levy, as well as the transfer of over $660,000 from the General Fund to Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District 1. This “loan” has … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Hike

On the BPS101 agenda for May 24, 2016 is item 7.2 Insurance Renewal. The recommendation before the School Board is to increase insurance premiums 15.7% to cover the cost of health care expenses and to build up the severely depleted … Continue reading

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School Board Raises Taxes by Maximum–Again

The Batavia School Board voted Tuesday, Nov. 17 to raise the levy by the maximum allowed by law (.8% + new construction). The vote was unanimous. They also voted to spend $56,000 on a design proposal for artificial turf at … Continue reading

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Artificial Turf + Tax Levy Increase = Out of Touch School Board

On the agenda for Tuesday night’s (Nov. 17) Batavia School Board meeting: Vote to spend $56,000 on a design proposal for artificial turf. According to estimates from Sep. 2014, the artificial turf itself plus the necessary storm water detention that … Continue reading

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School Budget Hearing, City COW tomorrow

There are 2 important meetings tomorrow, Tuesday, 8/25: 7pm–Batavia School Board–public hearing for the 2015-16 budget. They’ve issued another budget in a different format. It contains a bit more information in that it shows % increases in major categories, but … Continue reading

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No End in Sight for School Tax Levy Increases

Saturday, 2/7/15, there was a budget workshop for the Batavia School Board.  Assistant Superintendent of Finance Dr. Kris Monn laid out budget projections through Fiscal Year 2018. Click here for the documents presented at the meeting. (You won’t find them … Continue reading

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School Board Didn’t Get Message, Taxes to be Increased

The Batavia School Board didn’t understand the message behind the overwhelming NO vote on the referendum. On Thursday, Nov. 13, the Finance Committee passed to the full board, for discussion and approval, a levy that increases taxes to the maximum … Continue reading

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